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Obama only president in 68 years not to honor D-Day fallen

Posted: August 27, 2012 at 10:45 am   /   by

Occasionally, there is an event, a moment in time, where an individual does something that is highly definitive of that individual. Sometimes, it happens in a moment of duress or exigent circumstances, when someone rises to an occasion. Sometimes, the circumstances are not exigent at all, but a person’s true character comes out.

With presidents’ every move being scrutinized, it is perhaps easier to find such moments, or possibly even to read too much into them. However, in the case of Barack Obama, we seem to have an inordinate amount of very clear ones.

Case-in-point is this photo from before he was even president:


How much do you have to detest your own country not to put your hand over your heart for the national anthem or the pledge of allegiance? So much that you are unwilling to fake it, even when running for office in that country? Some things just say a lot about a person.

Alan Caruba, writing in Family Security Matters, points out another such example:

If you want to know how President Obama feels about the U.S. military, consider that in all the years since D-Day 1945 there have been three occasions when a President failed to go to the D-Day Monument that honors the soldiers killed during the Invasion.

The occasions were:
1. Barack Obama 2010
2. Barack Obama 2011
3. Barack Obama 2012

For the past 68 years, all Presidents, except Obama, have paid tribute to the fallen soldiers killed on D-Day. This year, instead of honoring the soldiers, he made a campaign trip on Air Force 1 to California to raise funds for his reelection.

Barack Obama is so ideological and detests American power so much, he’s not even willing to fake patriotism and love of country for appearances’ sake. This tells you much of what you need to know about the man.

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook


  1. KathyThornton says:

    he is worthless

  2. 2905 says:

    “D” Day was June 6, 1944 , NOT 1945. And yes, he’s less that worthless.

    1.  @2905 @KathyThornton That’s an excerpt from an external piece, but yes, and thanks for the correction!  And yes, he certainly is!

  3. ajfirch says:

    Here are the facts:
    The first American president to participate in a D-Day commemoration in Normandy was Ronald Reagan on the 40th anniversary of the invasion, June 6, 1984. He visited only that one time during his eight-year term.
    Reagan’s successor, George H.W. Bush, never attended at all. Bill Clinton attended only once, on the 50th anniversary of D-Day in 1994.
    George W. Bush attended only twice during his term of office: on Memorial Day 2002 and on the 60th anniversary of D-Day in 2004. (He also, in 2001, dedicated a stateside D-Day memorial in Virginia.)As stated above,
    Barack Obama has attended only once, on the 65th anniversary of D-Day in 2009.
    Between 1944 and 2012 — a span of 68 years — exactly four U.S. presidents have attended D-Day memorial ceremonies a total of exactly six times.